Fly Tipping – who is responsible?


If you find rubbish, whether it is bin bags of garden waste, household rubbish or industrial waste dumped on your land, it is the landowner’s responsibility to clear it away. If it has been dumped on public land, or land under the control or ownership of a local authority, then it is their responsibility to get it removed.

This may be the District or Borough Council, Lincolnshire Highways or Witham Fourth District Internal Drainage Board. There may be evidence as to who may have dumped the waste, this evidence should not be disturbed but reported to the authorities. Waste found dumped in a watercourse should be left where it is due to health and safety risks and reported to us or the Environment Agency who have the proper equipment and training to remove the items safely.